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Our culture is based on insight, integrity and passion. These qualities drive everything we do. We hire entrepreneurial, intellectually curious, and passionate talent who are unsatisfied with the status quo. Our collaborative work environment is designed to bring out the best in our employees.

Life at Magnetar

Employees tenured for 5+ years


Competing in endurance athletic events

1 in 3

Use public transportation for daily commute


Most common professional certification


Charities that received employee and/or firm donations in 2022


Total gifted to financial education efforts

$16 M+

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Working at Magnetar

Our Employees

We have highly-skilled, dedicated professionals who enjoy working across groups and executing innovative ideas. Our diverse set of employees include music majors, brewery aficionados, amateur astronomers, public theater buffs, and an international math champion.


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We have an intense level of intellectual curiosity and a profound passion for our work. Our collaborative work environment is designed to bring out your best.


Financially Empowering Students

Magnetar Academy was established in 2011 by the founders of Magnetar Capital with a simple mission: educate students in making smart financial decisions. In 2016, Magnetar and UChicago STEM Education partnered to scale financial education across the U.S. A product of this partnership, finEDge – a single-semester high school financial literacy program – is now taught in high schools across 13 states.

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Culture Q&A

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Can you describe the typical recruiting process for roles at Magnetar?

We hire on an as-needed basis driven by business need. Once a role is opened, the job description will be immediately posted on our Careers page.

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What background and experience does Magnetar look for in potential candidates?

Given our size, we place a lot of value on candidates who are willing to roll up their sleeves and take on any work, no matter your level. We seek out candidates who are smart, collaborative, driven, and have that natural intellectual curiosity to help us challenge ourselves and stay committed to our emphasis on innovation.

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What opportunities are available for entry-level employees?

We have two entry-level, rotational programs: Software Engineer Rotational Program, and Rotational Analyst Program, a program specifically designed for cross training young talent through core back-office teams (such as fund accounting, operations, and fund reporting). Both programs hire graduating seniors for summer start dates, and recruitment begins in the fall for both programs.

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What is the culture like at Magnetar?

At Magnetar, our culture is based on our core values of insight, integrity and passion.

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What are the advantages of being headquartered in Evanston, IL?

We chose Evanston to call home as this location has many benefits – most notably being centrally located to both downtown Chicago and many suburbs.

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Where are Magnetar’s regional offices? What are their specific functions?

In addition to our Evanston headquarters, we have offices around the globe to best serve our clients’ needs and manage our investments.

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Does Magnetar support charitable giving?

In 2022, Magnetar made donations to 30 separate charities. This includes matching grants to charities of employees' choosing.

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How does Magnetar support financial education?

In 2011, our founders established the Magnetar Youth Investment Academy with a simple mission: educate students in making smart financial decisions. Since, we’ve partnered with UChicago STEM Education to expand our impact and have served over 30,000 high school students through more than 1,400 classes in over 200 schools.

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How have Magnetar employees volunteered to support youth financial education?

Since the Magnetar Youth Investment Academy was established in 2011, employees have volunteered more than 22,000 hours towards financial education initiatives – like coaching a high school team at the Magnetar Team Challenge stock trading competition, or supporting the development of the new finEDge financial education curriculum. In addition, the Magnetar Capital Foundation has donated $16+ million to support the cause.

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